Halloween (1978 film)

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Halloween is a 1978 American slasher film directed and scored by John Carpenter, co-written with producer Debra Hill, and starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut.wikipedia
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Slasher film

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Halloween is a 1978 American slasher film directed and scored by John Carpenter, co-written with producer Debra Hill, and starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut.
Notable slasher films include The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), Black Christmas (1974), Halloween (1978), Phantasm (1979), Friday the 13th (1980), My Bloody Valentine (1981), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), Child's Play (1988), Candyman (1992 film), Leprechaun (film) (1993), Scream (1996) and I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997).

John Carpenter

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Halloween is a 1978 American slasher film directed and scored by John Carpenter, co-written with producer Debra Hill, and starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut.
Most films of Carpenter's career were initially commercial and critical failures, with the notable exceptions of Halloween (1978), The Fog (1980), Escape from New York (1981), and Starman (1984).

Jamie Lee Curtis

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Halloween is a 1978 American slasher film directed and scored by John Carpenter, co-written with producer Debra Hill, and starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut.
She made her film debut in 1978 as Laurie Strode in John Carpenter's horror film Halloween.

Donald Pleasence

Halloween is a 1978 American slasher film directed and scored by John Carpenter, co-written with producer Debra Hill, and starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut.
Pleasence gained widespread recognition for his role as psychiatrist Dr. Samuel Loomis in Halloween (1978) and four of its sequels, a role for which he was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Actor.

Debra Hill

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Halloween is a 1978 American slasher film directed and scored by John Carpenter, co-written with producer Debra Hill, and starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut.
She also co-wrote four of his films: Halloween, The Fog, Escape from New York and Escape from L.A. They also wrote and produced Halloween II together, which Carpenter did not direct.

Michael Myers (Halloween)

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Halloween spawned a film franchise comprising eleven films which helped construct an extensive backstory for its antagonist Michael Myers, sometimes narratively diverging entirely from previous installments.
He first appears in 1978 in John Carpenter's Halloween as a young boy who murders his sister, Judith Myers, and then, fifteen years later, returns home to Haddonfield to murder more teenagers.

Halloween (2007 film)

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A remake was released in 2007, which was followed by a sequel in 2009.
The film is a remake/reimagining of the 1978 horror film of the same name and the ninth installment in the Halloween franchise.

Final girl

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Others have suggested that the film is a social critique of the immorality of youth and teenagers in 1970s America, with many of Myers' victims being sexually promiscuous substance abusers, and the lone heroine is depicted as innocent and pure, hence her survival.
The final girl has been observed in many films, including The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Halloween, Alien, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Scream.

Halloween (2018 film)

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An eleventh installment, which serves as a direct sequel to the original film that retcons all previous sequels, was released in 2018.
It is the eleventh installment in the Halloween film series and a direct sequel to Halloween (1978) while effecting a retcon of all previous sequels.

Halloween II (2009 film)

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A remake was released in 2007, which was followed by a sequel in 2009.
The film is a sequel to Zombie's 2007 remake of 1978's Halloween and the tenth installment in the Halloween franchise.

Samuel Loomis

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Fifteen years later, Michael's psychiatrist Dr. Samuel Loomis and his colleague Marion Chambers arrive at the sanitarium to escort Michael to court.
One of the two main protagonists of the overall series (the other being Laurie Strode), he appears in seven of the eleven Halloween films, first appearing in John Carpenter's original 1978 film.

Halloween (soundtrack)

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Primarily praised for Carpenter's direction and score, many credit the film as the first in a long line of slasher films inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960).
Halloween is a soundtrack album composed and performed by John Carpenter, featuring the score to the 1978 film Halloween.

Laurie Strode

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On Halloween, when high school student Laurie Strode drops off a key at his former home so her father can sell it, Michael stalks her throughout the day which she notices, but her friends Annie Brackett and Lynda Van der Klok dismiss her concerns.
One of the two main protagonists of the overall series (the other being Dr. Sam Loomis), she appears in seven of the eleven Halloween films, first appearing in John Carpenter's original 1978 film.

Annie Brackett

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On Halloween, when high school student Laurie Strode drops off a key at his former home so her father can sell it, Michael stalks her throughout the day which she notices, but her friends Annie Brackett and Lynda Van der Klok dismiss her concerns.
First appearing in Halloween (1978), and its sequel Halloween II (1981), she is portrayed by Nancy Kyes.

List of Halloween characters

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On Halloween, when high school student Laurie Strode drops off a key at his former home so her father can sell it, Michael stalks her throughout the day which she notices, but her friends Annie Brackett and Lynda Van der Klok dismiss her concerns.
Appears in: Halloween (1978) and the novel Halloween (1979) by Curtis Richards

Nick Castle

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Pleasence was paid the highest amount at $20,000, Curtis received $8,000, and Nick Castle earned $25 a day.
He is known for playing Michael Myers in John Carpenter's horror film Halloween (1978).

Sororicide

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The plot tells about a mental patient who was committed to a sanitarium for murdering his teenage sister on Halloween night.

National Film Registry

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In 2006, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

Irwin Yablans

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After viewing Carpenter's film Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) at the Milan Film Festival, independent film producer Irwin Yablans and financier Moustapha Akkad sought out Carpenter to direct a film for them about a psychotic killer that stalked babysitters.
He produced films that included Halloween (1978), Tourist Trap (1979), Roller Boogie (1979), Nocturna: Granddaughter of Dracula (1979), Halloween II (1981), Hell Night (1981), Blood Beach (1981), Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982), and Tank (1984).

Charles Cyphers

Another relatively unknown actress, Nancy Kyes (credited in the film as Nancy Loomis), was cast as Laurie's outspoken friend Annie Brackett, daughter of Haddonfield sheriff Leigh Brackett (Charles Cyphers).
He is known in the horror movie community for his work in the films of John Carpenter, especially his role as Sheriff Leigh Brackett in Carpenter's 1978 hit horror movie Halloween.

Tony Moran (actor)

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Tony Moran plays the unmasked Michael at the end of the film.
He is known for playing the unmasked Michael Myers in the 1978 horror classic Halloween.

Anne Lockhart (actress)

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He originally wanted to cast Anne Lockhart, the daughter of June Lockhart from Lassie, as Laurie Strode.
Though Lockhart herself claims no recollection of being approached, she was reportedly John Carpenter's first choice to play the role of main character Laurie Strode in Halloween (1978).

Moustapha Akkad

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After viewing Carpenter's film Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) at the Milan Film Festival, independent film producer Irwin Yablans and financier Moustapha Akkad sought out Carpenter to direct a film for them about a psychotic killer that stalked babysitters.
In 1978, he helped make low-budget film history when he produced Halloween.

Halloween II (1981 film)

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To fill the two-hour time slot, Carpenter filmed twelve minutes of additional material during the production of Halloween II.
It is the second installment in the Halloween film series and originally served as a direct sequel to Halloween (1978) until it was retconned by the 2018 film.

Dan Wyman

In the end credits, Carpenter bills himself as the "Bowling Green Philharmonic Orchestra" for performing the film's score, but he did receive assistance from composer Dan Wyman, a music professor at San José State University.
He currently serves as an Emeritus Professor at San Jose State University, and perhaps is best known for his collaborations with director John Carpenter on films such as Halloween and The Fog, where he worked as an orchestrator and synth programmer.